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Jamestown police investigating after Underground Railroad statue taken from Dow Park

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Posted at 11:07 AM, May 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-11 09:57:25-04

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WKBW) — Officers in Jamestown are investigating after an Underground Railroad statue was taken from a local park.

According to Jamestown police, a 500 to 600 pound copper statue titled "Underground Railroad Tableau," was taken from Dow Park at some point between Thursday and Monday.

Police say the statue is worth over $2,000 and was just installed on Thursday by Jamestown Parks Department employees. It was discovered missing Monday morning by a parks department employee.

In an update Tuesday police said information has been received that the statue was observed in the bed of an older model pickup truck that had a "wooden" tailgate. According to police the tailgate was "like a 2 x 10 piece of wood." The truck was seen Saturday between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. driving on Washington Street toward Fluvanna Avenue from the area of W. 6th Street and Washington Street.

Police are checking area video and ask anyone with information to call 716-483-7537 or 716 483-8477.